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COLLINS family of Giles Co., VA??
Posted by: Nancy S (ID *****1158) Date: March 13, 2003 at 14:59:48
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I am searching for my 3rd great grandfather Will COLLINS. I have never looked into Giles Co before because I found him in far SW-VA but recently I found the following note in Virginia E. DeMarce's materials on the internet where a William Collins is mentioned along w/ some other Collins for whom I have no known connection. DeMarce says:

"Schreiner-Yantis' transcription of the
1815 Giles Co., VA, personal property
taxes (Schreiner-Yantis 1970b) showed
numerous names of interest:

p. 2, Feb. 25: John Mullins, James Mullins

p. 4, Mar. 2: Sarah & Wm Boling

Mar. 9: Wm Collins

p. 8, Mar. 17: Thomas Collins Sr, John
Collins, Jacob Collins;

Mar. 18: Jemima Collins, Lucretia
Collins, Samuel Collins, Millinton
Collins, Solomon Collins, Thomas Collins
Jr., David Goens.

There were also 3 Lucas and 3 Williams on
this page."

Does anyone know anything about this William COLLINS noted here. This COLLINS family is one of the most mixed up families I have ever found and the hardest to trace. I have been searching for Will for 30+ years. Here follows ALL the information that I have on this grandfather:

Descendants of Will Collins
approx. d.d. established via census - wife and children living w/ her parents in 1850 Johnson Co.,KY census.                                                        
       1        Will Collins       b: in , , Virginia       d: Bet. 1848 - 1850                            
.              +Maca - Macha Cunningham       b: Abt. 1826 in , , Virginia       d: Bef. 1865                     Father: William Cunningham, Jr.       Mother: Rachel Ann Elizabeth Countiss
.       2        Mary Collins       b: Abt. 1843 in , Wise Co. Virginia       d: June 03, 1915 in , Johnson Co. , Kentucky                                                               
.              *Partner of Mary Collins:                                          
.....              +[1] Abraham Musick       b: Abt. 1836 in , , Virginia       d: Bef. May 15, 1914 in , , Kentucky       p: Not Married       m: Not Married       Father: James C. Musick       Mother: Mariah Shell

*Partner of Mary Collins:
.....              +Jack Klines       

.       2        Rachel Collins       b: January 01, 1844 in Ky or Russell Co., VA       d: May 15, 1914                            
.....              +[1] Abraham Musick       b: Abt. 1836 in , , Virginia       d: Bef. May 15, 1914 in , , Kentucky              m: July 03, 1856 in Johnson Co., Ky.       Father: James C. Musick       Mother: Mariah Shell
.       2        Charles Collins       b: Abt. 1848                                   
.       2        Christopher Collins       b: Abt. 1850       

I can trace the Cunninghams back to MD several generations beyond Maca/Macha. No other information on Will Collins.

Any help appreciated.
Nancy                            ;

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